WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC
GETTING TO KNOW KIRKWOOD UCC
Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!
ABOUT SUNDAY SERVICES AT KUCC
Location: Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood, 63122. We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.
Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.
Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.
Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.
PROGRESSIVE DINNER APRIL 22
Saturday we will gather to enjoy a favorite tradition at Kirkwood UCC, our spring Progressive Dinner. We will share a social hour at the home of Kathy and Myron Ury, disperse to several homes for small group dinners, and reconvene at the home of Sharon and Rich Danyluck for shared dessert and conversation. All those attending should be hearing from their dinner hosts soon to discuss what they will bring. If you have questions, need directions, or hope to find a ride, call Barb Harris at 314-541-8398. This is one of the best opportunities during the year to get to know fellow members and to celebrate the ties that bind us in community. We are particularly excited to anticipate our visitors from our Guatemala outreach partner CEDEPCA sharing this evening with us!
HELP PREPARE FOR RUMMAGE SALE APRIL 29
Do you have treasures you’d like to share with others? Our annual rummage sale will be held on the morning of Saturday, April 29, and we’d love to have your involvement. Donations to the rummage sale will be received beginning Monday, April 17 (the day after Easter), and will be collected in the coat rack area and the Sunday School room closest to the accessible entrance. If you must bring items earlier than April 17, please let Connie Gabel know and she will give details on where to place the items. No TV’s, please. Clothing in clean, gently used condition. We’re looking for volunteers of all ages to help sort and assemble on the afternoons and evenings of April 27 and 28. Also…to help with customers on April 29. THERE WILL BE DONUTS FOR VOLUNTEERS! 🙂 Any questions? Please email Connie Gabel or call her at (636) 225-8954. Thank you!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 26-30
Classes for children who are four years old through those who have completed fourth grade will feature the theme “Hero Central,” as we explore Bible stories, crafts, games, songs, and more to learn about how we can grow to know and serve God. For online sign up, click here. If you have questions, email Deb Humphrey, our VBS director.
MISSION AND OUTREACH
Welcome to Our Visitors from Guatemala!
We are delighted to welcome CEDEPCA staff members Antonieta de Morales and Priscila Barrientos, who will spend April 8 – May 6 2017 with us in St. Louis. In the photo above, they are dying Easter eggs with Beth, Anna, and Jacob Rodriguez. Anyone interested in hosting our guests for a meal or a visit or sharing one of their outings, please contact Emily Kuttenkuler or Judy Kamper. Antonieta and Priscila helped with the Easter festivities for our local mission partners at God’s Helping Hands. To see some of the fun everyone shared, visit our Current Mission and Outreach Projects page. To hear from our guests about their work and ministries, join us for adult education on April 20, when they will be our guest speakers.
NURTURE AND EDUCATION
Adult Education–for details, consult our Adult Programs page.
TEX MIX–April 23
LIFE IN GUATEMALA –April 30